Whisky Review – Benrinnes 9 SMWS (36.96 – Chocolate Cake Cookie)

Benrinnes 9 SMWS (36.96 – Chocolate Cake Cookie) [Link to SMWS]

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Region: Speyside
ABV: 58.1%
E150: No
Chill-filtered: no
Cask Type: First-fill ex-Bourbon


Colour: Pale straw

Nose: Pineapple, minty, malt, almond, perfume, chocolate, citrus, butter popcorn, banana popsicle

Palate: Pepper, ginger, pear, butter, caramel, lemon, vanilla, mineral, salt

Finish: Medium+ finish, lemon, ginger, charcoal

Score: 86/100

Very welcoming nose of tropical fruit, mint, almond, and chocolate. The palate is the highlight of this dram, oily and lush, kick of spice to start things off, followed by nice confectionary of butter, caramel, lemon, and vanilla, almost like a cupcake. I am impressed by this, it doesn’t try to hide its youthfulness, but it doesn’t come off as brash as I would think a 9 year old be. I wish to try more Benrinnes, especially the sherry cask ones.

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